First Chapter: Third Time’s The Charm
Kris Kristofferson has always been known as one of the best and most successful country musicians of his time and deservingly so. His hits were not just chart-topping but also so well-loved by the country community that they were covered by other legendary greats. But just like the fate of many who enjoyed success, his personal love life didn’t get that much luck.
Kris first tied the knot back in 1960 with his wife, Fran Beer. The two welcomed their first child Tracy in 1962. And then, four years later, they had their second son Kris Jr. before they finally went their separate ways in 1969. After their divorce, he met seventies songbird, Rita Coolidge, during a flight from L.A. to Memphis in 1971. There was an instant connection between them which Rita liked to playfully call ‘love at first flight.’ Two years later, the couple walked down the aisle to exchange their vows in a headline-making marriage. And in 1974, they welcomed their only child and Kris’ first daughter named Casey. Sadly, their marriage ended after seven years, and the couple split in 1980.
After two failed marriages, Kris Kristofferson poured his life into the road, escaping the pain of heartbreak through performing. But everything changed for him when he crossed paths with Lisa Meyers in 1982.